Nieman Reports

Special Issue 2001

The Elements of Journalism

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In “The Elements of Journalism,” Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel describe nine principles of journalism that speak to the essential responsibilities of journalists, the standards informing their work, and the role of a free press in a functioning democracy. Nieman Reports invited U.S. and international journalists to write short reflective essays about how these principles affect their work. Their insightful commentaries are paired with excerpts from the book to create a valuable teaching tool and classroom resource.

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'The Elements of Journalism'

Special Issue 2001: Introduction

‘The Elements of Journalism’ June 15, 2001

In “The Elements of Journalism,” Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel describe nine principles of journalism that speak to the essential responsibilities of journalists, the standards informing their work, and the role of a free press in a functioning democracy. Nieman Reports invited U.S. and international journalists to write short reflective essays about how these principles affect their work. Their insightful commentaries are paired with excerpts from the book to create a valuable teaching tool and classroom resource. Read more

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Principle Two

KGUN9 Viewers’ Bill of Rights

Principle Two June 15, 2001

You Have a Right to Know KGUN9 will ask the tough questions, conduct the investigations necessary, and give the timely information needed to serve the public interest and protect public safety. You Have a Right to Ethical Newsgathering … Read more

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Melissa Ludtke
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Lois Fiore
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Paul Wirth
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